General News

Dr. Kendra Jason Elected President of S.S.S & Featured in The Charlotte Observer

This month, Dr. Kendra Jason was selected as the next President Elect of the Southern Sociological Society. The S.S.S. Election Committee remarked that this election by far had the most candidates. Congratulations Dr. Jason! Dr. Jason was also recently featured in the Charlotte Observer story discussing the potential impact of Charlotte’s high rate of home […]

Sociology Department Annual Awards Ceremony 2023

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On May 3rd the department held the 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of students over the past year. First, we gave a shout-out to our students in leadership positions in the Student Association of Sociology: Nacomi Flanders, President; Sonae Smith, Vice President; Zaniya Ward, Secretary. With your work, the club […]

Dr. Candace Miller Featured in Installment of WCEG Diversity in Economics Series

Dr. Candace Miller was recently featured in an installment of the WCEG Diversity in Economics Series. In this video, she discusses her work in economics as a sociologist and how her lived experience shapes her research. She also discusses prevalent questions regarding diversity and economics such as pathways to becoming an economist, retention in the […]

Graduate Student Alumnus Joseph Graham Featured in Congressional Film Documentary, “Grit & Grace”

Joseph Graham, a former graduate student, was recently featured in the congressional film documentary, “Grit & Grace: The Fight for the American Dream”. The film highlights the stories of three families lived experiences which shows the various ways people find and establish economic security in this country. Graham’s story focuses on his early life and […]

ASA Magazine Publishes Dr. Teresa Scheid’s Insight on Behavioral Health and the College Environment

The most recent edition of Footnotes, a magazine of the American Sociological Association (ASA), featured an article by Dr. Teresa Scheid. The article titled “Behavioral Health and the College Environment” was published in the Fall 2022 edition of Footnotes. This issue of the magazine had a central theme of Sociological Insights on Mental Health. To […]

Sociology Department Annual Awards Ceremony 2022

On April 29th, 2022 the department of Sociology had the first in person Awards Ceremony since 2019. The department holds this ceremony annually to recognize Sociology students on their accomplishments. Alpha Delta Kappa (AKD) is an International Sociology Honors Society. The purpose of AKD is, “… to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the […]

Gerontology Professor Dr. Cynthia Hancock interviewed by WFAE 90.7 About Staff Shortages in NC Nursing Homes

On 03/21/2022, an article was published in regard to North Carolina nursing home staff shortages. Dr. Cynthia Hancock, Director of the Gerontology program at UNC Charlotte, was interviewed for this piece. In the article, Dr. Hancock emphasizes the issue of staff shortages in nursing homes and how the COVID-19 pandemic has inflamed the issue even […]

RSF-Gates Foundation Pipeline Grant Awarded to Dr. Anne-Kathrin Kronberg

On 03/15/22, Dr. Anne-Kathrin Kronberg was awarded a grant from the RSF-Gates Foundation as a part of their third round of the Pipeline Grants Competition. The purpose of the RSF-Gates Pipeline Grants initiative is to support tenure-track individuals in social science and promote the multifaceted aspects of diversity. With this award, Dr. Kronberg will be […]

Dr. Julian Montoro–Rodriguez interviewed by 3 WBTV QcLife About Virtual Program for Family Caregivers

On 12/13/21, Dr. Julian Montoro–Rodriguez was interviewed by 3 WBTV QcLife about the Caregiver TLC program being offered through Southminster. The virtual program aims to teach coping skills and strategies to family caregivers that focuses on improving their own self-care and quality of life while caring for loved ones. To read the article in full […]

Assoc. Prof. Vaughn Schmutz Named As Top Finalist for 2021 Bank Of America Award for Teaching Excellence

The 2021 finalists for UNC Charlotte’s top teaching awards are widely known for their student-centered approaches to teaching. Each fall, UNC Charlotte recognizes those outstanding faculty members whose talents have a positive impact on UNC Charlotte’s learning environment. Vaughn Schmutz, associate professor, Department of Sociology was nominated as one of the top 3 finalists for […]